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#1 JohnB

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

Okay, it's been a while.

While my limited access to the site has been a drawback, it has t stopped me from participating in the hobby!

I recently got hold of an old BuzzBee tek6, and I really liked the spring in it as opposed to the one in my EAT. While it fits nicely, I ran into some mechanical drawbacks.

The spring is a little short.

We all know very well that dead space is bad (cough cough reverse plunger)

But the spring is more than dead space. I'm only getting 5/8 of the power I can get out of it, and it seems to be grinding against my plunger rod a little bit too.

I need to make a spacer piece somehow, can somebody point me in the right direction?

I don't feel like buying a new spring, and that's not gonna happen for a while.
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#2 CaptainSlug

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 08:38 PM

1. The spring is a little short.

2. I need to make a spacer piece somehow, can somebody point me in the right direction?

3. I don't feel like buying a new spring, and that's not gonna happen for a while.

1. Can't be solved with your current spring.

 

2. Requires having access to a lathe if you want a nice fit.

 

3. Only way to solve item 1


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 08:49 PM

Okay, it's been a while.
While my limited access to the site has been a drawback, it has t stopped me from participating in the hobby!
I recently got hold of an old BuzzBee tek6, and I really liked the spring in it as opposed to the one in my EAT. While it fits nicely, I ran into some mechanical drawbacks.
The spring is a little short.
We all know very well that dead space is bad (cough cough reverse plunger)
But the spring is more than dead space. I'm only getting 5/8 of the power I can get out of it, and it seems to be grinding against my plunger rod a little bit too.
I need to make a spacer piece somehow, can somebody point me in the right direction?
I don't feel like buying a new spring, and that's not gonna happen for a while.

Do you have a dremel or any sort of tools? I would recommend just making a spacer like you said, I mean you could just find multiple circle shaped objects and glue them together. I believe unlike what slug said you could actually do it without buying a spring, it may be slightly homemade though.

Edited by Pineapplepies, 08 April 2017 - 08:49 PM.

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#4 JohnB

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:42 PM

I tried making a spacer from some pipe (?) I had on hand before I made this thread, and what happened was the spring actually managed to wedge itself into it in a weird way that I immediately had to cut the spacer and toss it.

I have a friend with a lathe that I'll actually be seeing shortly, so I guess I'm in a decent amount of luck. I can probably scrounge up some plastic to make a circular stack like you said, Pineapplepies, and then finetune it with my friend's lathe afterwards.

I'd love to go full-on homemade, but my friends mostly use stock and we play indoors. Except for my friend with the lathe, he's running around with a Stryfe on steroids.

I don't think many parents would approve of me having a Longshot with a brass breach and [k26] spring or even a stock Titan in their homes.
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#5 CaptainSlug

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:03 PM

I don't think many parents would approve of me having a Longshot with a brass breach and K26 spring or even a stock Titan in their homes.

It's not what you have, it's how you use it.

 

I don't use homemades inside unless I put a really short barrel on them (or some kind of multi-barrel attachment).


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